Castlegar welcomes new reverend

By Contributor
July 16th, 2015

The wardens and members of the Valhalla Anglican Parish welcome The Rev. Elizabeth Huether and Ms. Joan Alexander to Castlegar and the Anglican Diocese of Kootenay.

“It is such a pleasure to return to British Columbia,” says Elizabeth, who lived, worked and completed her theological education at the Vancouver School of Theology in the 1990s and was ordained in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan in 1995. In the year 2000, Elizabeth left Canada to minister in the Anglican Diocese of Umzimbvubu, South Africa. Returning to Canada in 2006, she served in several Ontario parishes enjoying closer proximity to her siblings and their families. It is during this time that Elizabeth met her life partner, Joan Alexander. Following a civil marriage they celebrated a blessing with their Anglican community in Guelph, Ontario and began a journey that has brought them to Castlegar, British Columbia.

“This is my first time seeing the Canadian Rocky Mountains and I feel so blessed to be here!” says Joan. As a Spiritual Director currently pursuing her studies with the Haden Institute, USA, Joan plans to develop a spiritual direction practice in the Kootenays.

Both Elizabeth and Joan have been described as “not your average kind of…anything”. Taking that as the best kind of compliment they look forward to meeting new friends – friends who, like them, have walked many paths on this journey of life.

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